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  • 1. photo by henriksentThe NegativeEffects ofTechnology onYoung ChildrenBy AlexaScarcello
  • 2. Technology is becoming increasingly present in thelives of young childrenphoto by frances bell
  • 3. In 2006, 90% of parents said that their childrenyounger than 2 had consumed some type ofelectronic mediaphoto by kenleewrites
  • 4. Nowadays, moreyoung childrenknow how to playa computer gamethan ride a bikephoto by chiotsrun
  • 5. By 2010, two-thirds of childrenaged 4 to 7 hadused an iPhonephoto by courosa
  • 6. Technology is changing thephoto bysethstollface of childhood
  • 7. The question is,how does technology affect these developing minds?photo byrussrobinson
  • 8. “We really don’tknow the fullneurologicaleffects of thesetechnologies yet”Dr. Gary Small
  • 9. However, we do know thebrain is highly sensitiveto stimuli…Spending more time with technology and less timeinteracting with others could lead tocommunication deficitsphoto bymollybob
  • 10. There is a lackofreplaced by a shiny screenphoto by demandagreal interaction
  • 11. It can preventyoung childrenfrom formingnormalsocialrelationshipsphoto bypocketwiley
  • 12. It has also become commonplace to respond tochild boredom by simply handing them a devicephoto byslolee
  • 13. “Although 81%of our users feltthat childrentoday spent toomuch time onsmart devices,it hasn’t putmost of themoff using themto entertaintheir baby.”James MacFarlanephoto byreebob
  • 14. “Learning aboutsolitude and beingalone is thebedrock of earlydevelopment…and you don’t wantyour kids to missout on thatbecause you’repacifying them witha device.”Sherry Turklephoto byalinixx
  • 15. Childrentoday do notknow how tobe alone, asthey areconstantlyentertainedwith sometype of devicephoto bydemandaj
  • 16. Therefore,they can only ever feellonelyphoto bycelinesphotographer
  • 17. There is also the problem of thephoto by TheClownPrince29“’zombie’ effect”
  • 18. Jane Healy believes thattelevision might “suppressmental activity by puttingviewers in a trance.”It’s startling how a screen can render a hyperactivechild motionlessphoto by Lars Plougmann
  • 19. Now, young children even run therisk of becomingtechnology addictsphoto byPublicDomainPictures
  • 20. Young technologyaddicts experiencethe samewithdrawalsymptoms asheroinaddictsandalcoholicsphoto by Alan Cleaver
  • 21. They becomeobsessedphoto bymindaugasdanys
  • 22. Children as young as 4 have beenreceivingphoto bytetraconzpsychological treatment foraddiction to smartphonesand iPads
  • 23. As technology becomesincreasinglyWe must carefully assess the detrimental effects itmay have on their developing minds and theirfuturepresent in young children’s lives
  • 24. All photos are licensed under theCreative Commons agreementand sourced from flickr andGoogle Images
  • 25. Sources